zipfile 2GB problems?

xamdam maxkhesin at
Sun Jul 15 21:49:09 CEST 2007

> > Additional info: my file is from a data provider, do not know what
> > they used to compress it. Previous files worked ok, this one is the
> > 1st over 2GB. Winzip has no problem with it.
> It could be you are using a Python with an in-built limit of 2GB on file
> size. What happens if you open the file, seek past the 2GB point and
> then try and read data?

I used is_zipfile function, which from does exactly that from a quick
read - goes to the end, reads expected string. It worked fine. Tried
regular Windows 2.4.4 and 2.5.1, same result.

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